An Incredibly Simple and Delicious Cauliflower Soup

  I’m an ingredient junky.  I can happily spend hours searching out the perfect ingredient at high end grocery stores.  It IS my habit. But this exquisite recipe requires only 3 ingredients:  cauliflower, onion, olive oil, water and salt and pepper (water, salt and pepper do not count as ingredients).   I know, I know […]

Puree of Fresh Asparagus Soup with Lemon Cream

from the Inn at Little Washington  My favorite springtime soup. Serves 6 ¼ c. butter 1 medium size onion, coarsely chopped 2 leeks chopped 2 stalk celery, coarsely chopped 3 medium-size Idaho potatoes, peeled and coarsely chopped 2 bay leaves, crumbled 2 qts chicken stock 2 lbs aparagus 3 T. olive oil 1 c, heavy […]

Leek, Potato, and Tarragon Soup

Christmas Dinner, 2004 3 tablespoons butter 2 leeks (white and pale green parts only), sliced (about 2 cups) 1 small onion, chopped 4 garlic cloves, sliced 2 tablespoons water 1/2 pound red-skinned potatoes, unpeeled, cut into 1/2-inch pieces 4 cups low-salt chicken broth or vegetable broth 2 teaspoons chopped fresh tarragon 1/2 cup whipping cream […]

Corn and Tomato Soup

1 tablespoon butter ½ small onion 1 clove garlic, pressed or minced ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage leaves or 1 teaspoon dried, crushed 1 cup stock 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated skim milk 1 cup fresh or frozen corn kernels 1 tablespoon cornstarch 2 tablespoons cool water 2 large tomatoes, […]

Caramelized Onion and Portabello Mushroom Soup with Goat Cheese Croutons

3 T. butter 3 cloves, garlic minced 1 ½ lbs. onions, halved, thinly sliced 8 c. vegetable stock 4 sprigs thyme 1 c. dry white wine 1 ½ lbs. Portabello mushrooms, halved 18 slices baguette, 1” thick 3 T. cognac or brandy 8 oz. goat cheese, room temp Melt 1 T. butter in heavy large […]

Tomato Soup en Croute

This soup has a great “wow” factor in its presentation. 6 servings 1 lb yellow onions, chopped 2 tblsp butter 2 lbs fresh tomatoes, quartered 6 cloves garlic, peeled 1 bay leaf pinch of thyme 1 cup heavy cream ( i have used half and half with great results) salt to taste white pepper to […]

White Root Vegetable Soup with Thyme Butter

This is a really delicious soup!  I made a half of recipe and it still made a very large pot of soup!  This is definitely going to be one of my winter standards. 8 tablespoons (1 stick) butter, room temperature 3 tablespoons minced fresh thyme 6 medium leeks (white and pale green parts only), sliced […]

Carrot Red Lentil Soup with Asian Spices

Serves 6 2 T. butter 1 1/2 T. ginger, grated 1/4 t. cayenne pepper 1/4 t. allspice 1/4 t. cumin 1/2 t. coriander, ground 3/4 cup onion, sliced 3/4 cup parsnips, peeled and sliced 4 cups carrots, scrubbed, sliced 1/2 cup celery, sliced 1 1/2 t. kosher salt 1/4 t. pepper, freshly ground 1/4 c. […]